HP Introduces 42″ Inkjet Web Press at O’Neil Data Systems Event

LOS ANGELES—March 16, 2011—With its 42″ width and 600 feet per minute speed, the HP T400 Color Inkjet Web press prints up to 5,200 full-color, letter-size pages per minute. HP unveiled the press at O’Neil Data Systems, a Los Angeles-based data-driven marketing communication firm that now is running all four systems in the HP inkjet web press portfolio—the HP T200, T300, T350 and the new T400.

“The HP T400 truly is converging on offset speeds while providing the benefits of a digital printing environment,” commented James Lucanish, president of O’Neil Data Systems.

HP also introduced several other new digital offerings, including an HP magnetic ink character recognition (MICR) system and third-party coated media, as well as workflow and finishing solutions from members of the HP Graphic Solutions Partner program. Additionally, it is providing customers an option to upgrade HP T300 presses to the faster T350 platform.

“With more than 25 installations worldwide, our inkjet web press systems are changing the business dynamics of applications such as publishing, transpromo and direct mail,” said Christopher Morgan, senior vice president, Graphics Solutions Business, HP. “With the significant throughput capacity the new HP T400 offers, customers can now break into a world of true mass personalization and customization and take advantage of substantial new growth opportunities.”

High-quality imaging with new inks and printheads

The HP T400, scheduled to be available later this year, offers high-quality imaging by reproducing sharp text and images, as well as uniform area fills. New HP A50 process-color inks work with new HP A10 printheads, which use HP Scalable Printing Technology in a compact, 1,200-nozzles-per-inch printhead design. New, advanced web tension controls and dryer systems provide reliable, fast and consistent productivity.

For shops running standard-size (20.5″) digital web presses, the HP T400 enables the production of two jobs simultaneously with an optional slitter at the end of the press to convert the roll into side-by-side webs. Scalable job impositioning tools for high-level prepress efficiency from Ultimate Technographics allow operators to impose separate variable-data jobs side by side on the web.

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